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Chicken, broccoli and cheese casserole
June 11, 2008, 9:00 am
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Lately I’ve been having some issues with food that I haven’t quite resolved. My mom says it might be the heat; Christian’s worried it’s something psychological. Regardless, I’m discovering that in order to get my fill of nutrients, I need to lean back on things that I know I like.

One of those things is my mom’s hearty chicken, broccoli and cheese casserole. This is one of my favorite meals she makes, and when I started cooking for myself, this was one of the first recipes I asked her for. After the recipe, I give you my “fixes” to make it healthier and/or cheaper.

Chicken, broccoli and cheese casserole
2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
10 oz. broccoli, cut into small pieces
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups rice

Mix together mayonnaise, cream of mushroom soup, broccoli and cheese in bowl. Put chicken on bottom of 9×9 baking dish. Pour mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble on the surface. Serve over rice.

This isn’t a very complicated recipe, and from my previous quick fixes, you’ll probably guess what I have to say.

As always, use low-sodium, fat free cream of mushroom soup. You can also use cream of celery or cream of chicken, if that’s what you have in your cabinet.

Use reduced fat cheddar cheese.

I don’t really like brown rice, but that would make this considerably healthier than using white rice.

This is a delicious casserole that tastes great leftover.


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